Originally Posted by silverhammer
Being the impatient brewer that I am I opened the first bottle of this my latest IPA about 4 days after bottling, but for once it was pretty carbonated and didn't have any of the usual "green" qualities. so I drank a few more the next day and they were great. I stuck a couple in the fridge for the next day, and after sitting in the fridge for 24 hrs, the beer has a less rounded flavor and the bitterness is less integrated. even as it warms up it's not the same, I'm doing a side by side of one that never went in the fridge and one that I took out a few hours ago to get to room temp. Can anyone explain this? I know the beer is very young and still developing, but I've never seen anything like this happen before.
What? 4 Days after botteling and you're storing them in your fridge?
Leave them in a warm spot for about 1 or 2 weeks so the yeast can do its work. Then store them cooler for about 3-4 weeks. Then you can taste the actual final product.
Beer evolves, especially during the first weeks. Do NOT store them in the fridge. The yeast won't do anything.